Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Learn more at the Westford Water Department's open house May 4.
Did you know that one in three people around the globe may not have adequate water available to them? You can live for weeks without food, but without water you will die in as little as three days. While water may not seem scarce here in Westford, it is a major concern around the globe. According to many sources, water availability is becoming more of a problem everywhere. Learn how you can do your part. To learn more, go to the Westford Water Department open house on May 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The 6-year-old got a bunch of her friends to help clean up the Russell Bird Sanctuary.
Monday, April 25, 2011
While walking though the Russell Bird Sanctuary recently, 6-year-old Isabelle Cohen noticed a bunch of garbage around. She wanted to do something about it. So she made invitations and delivered them to friends and neighbors. Even though it was school vacation week, nine children showed up and picked up a lot of trash -- including box for a book shelf, numerous bottles of Absolute Vodka, a pair of underwear, and the cover of a street light. The children who participated in the cleanup were Olivia, Nathan and Alexis Ely; Tyler and Joey Bella; Mia and Lila Perron; and Amelia, Isabelle, and Ella Cohen. Name: Isabelle Cohen Age: 6 years old School: Miller School Accomplishment: Noticed something wrong and made it right. Each week, WestfordPatch…
Rain; candidate forum.
Before you head out and start your Monday, here are five things you need to know: 1. RAIN. It will be rainy today, with temps in the 50s. Tuesday looks to be the same. 2. CANDIDATE FORUM: A candidate forum for the town election May 3 will be held tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the J.V. Fletcher Library. 3. WEEKLY CONTEST. Know where this rock is? Leave a comment with your guess and be eligible for a Dunkin' Donuts gift card! 4. DID YOU KNOW? All seven municipal races this year are uncontested. 5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1990, the Hubble telescope was blasted up into space.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
It's our weekly feature, "Sold!"
A list of Westford houses recently snapped up:
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Bit of rain; Civil War anniversary.
Before you head out and start your Tuesday, here are five things you should know: 1. A BIT OF RAIN. There will be a quick morning shower this morning, followed by partly cloudy weather with temps in the 60s. 2. CIVIL WAR ANNIVERSARY. Today marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. See an image gallery of Westford veterans who fought in the conflict. 3. FOOD FIASCO. Superintendent Bill Olsen on Monday said the school system needs to win back the confidence of parents after school food was found to be housed in a rodent-infested building. Check back this afternoon for more. 4. DID YOU KNOW? The Civil War soldier's monument near the town common was dedicated in 1910. 5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1945, President …
Sunday, April 10, 2011
It's "Now & Then," our historical photo contest!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Know what the name of this old Westford restaurant was? Leave a comment and be eligible for a $5 Dunkin' Donuts gift card! The photo was generously provided by Penny Lacroix and the Westford Museum. Good luck!
Friday, April 1, 2011
Open door theater and a green fair.
It’s Friday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time, or spending time with your family. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore. 1. OPEN DOOR THEATER Where/When: Friday, Saturday, April 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and April 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 2:30 p.m., Dragonfly Theater at RJ Grey Junior High, 16 Charter Rd., Acton. Why Go: Westford residents star in the musical Once On This Island at the Dragonfly Theater at RJ Grey Junior High. Westford actress Lauren Cantos Smith plays the lead role of a peasant girl who falls in love with a rich boy from the other side of the island. Performance is suitable for all ages…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Snow starts tonight.
No, it's not an April Fool's joke. Westford will get hit by 3-5 inches of snow tonight and Friday -- April Fool's Day. The National Weather Service said the snow will be wet and heavy, making for a miserable commute and possibly tearing down power lines. Things could switch over to rain Friday afternoon. Click on the photo to the right to see a map of expected snowfall totals around the state. Better weather will come Satuday and Sunday, as it will be mostly sunny with temps nearing 50 degrees.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Local ground beef and homemade tortillas with the help of the Pepperell-based farm.
I’m sorry to see the Westford Winter Farmers’ Market close for the season. It was so fun to go each Saturday! But, I have a freezer full of ground beef from Pepperell-based Lyn-Dell Farm, and as promised in my previous column, this week I’m sharing a recipe to use some of that ground beef. If you didn’t have a chance to buy ground beef from Lyn-dell at the Farmers’ Market, check their website for other local locations where you can purchase their beef. One of my son’s favorite meals is tacos. He likes meat and cheese and nothing else in his tacos. Like the previous recipe I shared for macaroni and cheese, I’ve tried to think of ways to make the meal more interesting for my husband and me, while still simple enough for the kids. Tacos are …
First in a series of stories about the annual Town Meeting March 26.
The annual Town Meeting is one of the most direct ways you can help decide how Westford is run. This year's Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. at Abbot Elementary School. Starting today, WestfordPatch will be running a story every day leading up to Town Meeting to inform you on the issues. In short, Town Meeting is about voting on how much the town should use your tax dollars and what policies should be implemented. It affects how much you pay in property taxes. Do you think $225,000 should be spent for a new street sweeper? What about $500,000 for an elevator at the Abbot Elementary School? Do you think the town should put more documents online to save on printing costs? What about scrutinizing what types of signs …